Blinded by Starlight: The Pineal Gland and Western Astronomia

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 5, 2003 - Science - 259 pages

For centuries, notions such as the transformation of base into precious metals, an accord between humans and planets, the existence of an elixir of life, or prediction of the date of death, have been on the outermost fringes of science. So too have aspects of an art critical to western thought, what the Greeks termed, astronomia: an amalgam of astronomy and astrology.

In Blinded By Starlight, Dr Frank McGillion demonstrates how by reference to modern scientific studies into the pineal gland, such assertions are perilously close to being shown to be, to a greater or lesser extent, true.


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Frank McGillion is a writer and author who has been published extensively in academic. popular and literary arenas. He has authored or co-authored ten books to date, and they include: The Opening Eye; Fatima and Science; and, his widely acclaimed autobiographical novel, On the Edge of a Lifetime. Born, in 1948, in Glasgow, Scotland; he had an unconventional early education. He attended Glasgow University where he obtained his doctorate through research into the ‘Royal Disease,’ acute intermittent porphyria, which he continued at the University of Oxford. He also holds a Masters Degree in I.T. from City University, London, and several other academic qualifications. He had a protracted spell in industry where he worked in a variety of medically- oriented research and commercial posts and travelled widely. Templates—A Draft of Poetry, is his first collection of poetry. It is mainly drawn from pieces written over a period of sixteen years. He lives and works in London.

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